But I Love Him by Amanda GraceBut I Love Him by Amanda Grace
Published by Flux
Published on: May 8, 2011
Genres: Fiction, Young Adult, Contemporary, Social Issues
Pages: 245
Format: Paperback
Source: Personal Copy
Rating:

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Sometimes at night, I wake up and stare at the heart for hours. I think of how I collected each piece from the beach, how I glued it all together into one big sculpture. I wonder if Connor realizes what it means, that he'll always have a piece of me no matter what happens. Each piece of glass is another piece of myself that I gave to him.

It's too bad I didn't keep any pieces for myself.

At the beginning of senior year, Ann was a smiling, straight-A student and track star with friends and a future. Then she met a haunted young man named Connor. Only she can heal his emotional scars; only he could make her feel so loved - and needed. Ann can't recall the pivotal moment it all changed, when she surrendered everything to be with him, but by graduation, her life has become a dangerous high wire act. Just one mistake could trigger Connor's rage, a senseless storm of cruel words and violence damaging everything - and everyone - in its path.

This evocative slideshow of flashbacks reveals a heartbreaking story of love gone terribly wrong.

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The Throne of Fire by Rick RiordanThe Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan
Series: Kane Chronicles #2
Published by Disney-Hyperion
Published on: May 3, 2011
Genres: Fiction, Middle Grade, Fantasy & Magic
Pages: 452
Format: Hardcover
Source: Personal Copy
Rating:
Also by this author: The Lost Hero

About the Book

Ever since the gods of Ancient Egypt were unleashed in the modern world, Carter Kane and his sister Sadie have been in trouble. As descendants of the House of Life, the Kanes have some powers at their command, but the devious gods haven't given them much time to master their skills at Brooklyn House, which has become a training ground for young magicians.

And now their most threatening enemy yet - the chaos snake Apophis - is rising. If they don't prevent him from breaking free in a few days' time, the world will come to an end. In other words, it's a typical week for the Kane family.

To have any chance of battling the Forces of Chaos, the Kanes must revive the sun god Ra. But that would be a feat more powerful than any magician has ever accomplished.

First they have to search the world for the three sections of the Book of Ra, then they have to learn how to chant its spells. Oh, and did we mention that no one knows where Ra is exactly?

Narrated in two different wisecracking voices, featuring a large cast of new and unforgettable characters, and with adventures spanning the globe, this second installment in the Kane Chronicles is nothing short of a thrill ride.

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Abandon by Meg CabotAbandon by Meg Cabot
Series: Abandon #1
Published by Point
Published on: April 26, 2011
Genres: Fiction, Young Adult, Paranormal Fantasy
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover
Source: Personal Copy
Rating:

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Though she tries returning to the life she knew before the accident, Pierce can't help but feel at once a part of this world, and apart from it. Yet she's never alone . . . because someone is always watching her. Escape from the realm of the dead is impossible when someone there wants you back.

But now she's moved to a new town. Maybe at her new school, she can start fresh. Maybe she can stop feeling so afraid.

Only she can't. Because even here, he finds her. That's how desperately he wants her back. She knows he's no guardian angel, and his dark world isn't exactly heaven, yet she can't stay away . . . especially since he always appears when she least expects it, but exactly when she needs him most.

But if she lets herself fall any further, she may just find herself back in the one place she most fears: the Underworld.

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Legacy by Cayla KluverLegacy by Cayla Kluver
Series: Legacy #1
Published by Harlequin Teen
Published on: June 28, 2011
Genres: Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Pages: 496
Format: ARC
Source: NetGalley
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I noticed his eyes. They were blue, sharp and intense. Despite the youthful glows of his suntanned face, his eyes were cold and unfriendly, suggesting he had great experience in the world and was now expecting the worst.

In her seventeenth year, Princess Alera of Hytanica faces one duty: to marry the man who will be king. But her father's choice of suitor fills her with despair.

When the palace guard captures an intruder— a boy her age with steel-blue eyes, hailing from her kingdom's greatest enemy— Alera is alarmed… and intrigued. But she could not have guessed that their clandestine meetings would unveil the dark legacy shadowing both their lands.

In this mystical world of court conspiracies and blood magic, loyalties will be tested. Courage won't be enough. And as the battle begins for everything Alera holds dear, love may be the downfall of a kingdom.

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I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The Marriage Betrayal by Lynne GrahamThe Marriage Betrayal by Lynne Graham
Series: The Volakis Vow #1
Published on: July 1, 2011
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary
Pages: 192
Format: ARC
Source: NetGalley
Rating:

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Careless passion, pregnancy surprise...

Sander Volakis goes his own way. He’s forged his reputation in business, rather than relying on the family fortune, and indulges his darkly passionate, wild streak – he has no intention of marrying... He doesn't do country weekends, either.

Pitching up at Westgrave Manor is a favour to his father and a bore...until he sees Tally Spencer, so pretty and voluptuous that he can’t resist her. Sander’s looking forward to casually seducing her...little knowing that one night with the innocent Tally could end his playboy existence...

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